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2015 PA WILDS Award Winner ...The River 98.9



The staff from The River 98.9 receiving the Pennsylvania Wilds Award for Best Brand Ambassador at recent banquet. Pictured is Jeff Buchheit, Marketing Director and host of "Discover The Great Outdoors", a weekly show that features news, events and interviews with local people involved in the PA. WILDS. Gary Mitchell, Operations Manager at the River 98.9. Gary has been instrumental in incorporating the Pennsylvania Wilds theme in the stations programming. Tina Johns Solak, News Director and on-air personality at the River 98.9. Tina has played a key role in covering local news and events that take place in the Pennsylvania Wilds since the beginning. John Salter, River 98.9 President/General manager. John noted that he is extremely proud to be working with a staff that has been so committed to the Pennsylvania Wilds concept.



The River 98.9 received the 2015 Champions of Pa. Wilds Best Brand Ambassador Award on Thursday. Shown from left to right are state Rep. Matt Gabler, Deborah Pontzer of Congressman Thompson's office, Gary Mitchell and John Salter of The River 98.9 and Mark Adams of Senator Joe Scarnati's office.



The River 98.9 – Best Brand Ambassador, Cameron County


A regional brand can be a powerful economic development tool. But it takes time and a big reach to build name recognition. It helps greatly to have media partners who understand and believe in your brand. This is especially true in rural PA, where people and businesses are more spread out and social media can still be limited in some areas due to connectivity issues. For several years now, the River 98.9 “Your Hometown Radio Station” has promoted the Pennsylvania Wilds as a place in its radio ads, talk shows and other programming. If you have driven through Elk or Cameron counties, you have probably heard announcers refer to stopping by this or that business “in the Pennsylvania Wilds,” or public service announcements for tourism activities in the region. These messages are heard by hundreds of listeners each week. We thank WQKY-FM and WLEM-AM owner, John Salter, and operations manager, Gary Mitchell, and their staff for this organic, grassroots support that is helping to build name recognition for the Pennsylvania Wilds. (Read More, Click Here)




River 98.9 News


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Penn Highlands Elk Pioneers Nurse Navigator Program


Structure Fire Near Winslow Hill


Speed Limit Reduced In Construction Zone


Cameron County Chamber Bucks Redemption Centers Growing


Tournament Of Bands Championship Saturday


Rotary Club Clock Dedication Saturday


Cleanup Day Saturday In Cameron County


Pennsylvania Wilds Awards Dinner Held Thursday


St. Marys Ranks 4th In Best Places For Business


Arbor Day Ceremony Held At Benzinger Park 


Bill To Expand Hunting Options Moves Through The House


Ridgway Man Charged With Arson At Former Suzy's Furniture


Ridgway Industry Planning Expansion


Dr. Brian Toth And Dr. Josh Williams Visit St. Marys Rotary


Rotary Welcomes Pete Winklbauer From ECCHS


Grease Blamed For Structure Fire In Byrnedale


Hazmat Awareness Class, April 28th In Emporium


Emporium Woman Victim Of Harassment



East Branch Dam Safety Initiative Project Groundbreaking Held


Thank A Nun Day May 5th


Ideas For Community From Ideascale Website




Obituary - Diane Ullman, 66, Driftwood


Obituary - Mark Rosman, 55, Weedville


Obituary - Angeline Galluch, 94, Johnsonburg









Ray Beimel Remembers


Discover The Great Outdoors


Senior Living


Town Hall Tuesday



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Smoke On The Mountain Barbecue Cook Off


The annual Smoke On The Mountain Barbecue Cook Off, sponsored by the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, will be held on June 19th and 20th


Plenty of food, refreshments along with live entertainment at the annual event in Fox Township 




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Helpful Tips For Selling Your Home


Why Is It Necessary To Review Or Write A Will?


Home Care For Loved Ones From Helpmates, Inc. How To Pay


A New App From St. Marys Pharmacy Allows You To Order Prescription From Your Cell Phone




St. Marys City Council

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St. Marys City Council meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month at 7 p.m. The meetings are broadcast live on Zito Media Channel 9 and here on our website.



St. Marys Rotary Club


The St. Marys rotary Club supports the humanitarian efforts that have helped millions across the globe. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.


If you would like to know more about the St. Marys Rotary Club, visit our FACEBOOK page, or, visit the St Marys Rotary Club Website


The new Rotary Clock project continues. In conjunction with the clubs 65th year, a commemorative clock will be placed on the Boulevard in St. Marys.



Elk County Office Of Emergency Services

The official Facebook page of the Elk County Emergency Services..


Get the latest information Click Here

Canoe And Kayak Classic

Welcome paddlers to the 2015 Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic. The classic has and will always be  all about the sport of paddling. The event is April 4th

Elk County Historical Society


The discovery, collection and preservation of materials pertaining to the history of Elk County and to encourage the study and appreciation of our history

Elk Country Visitors Center

Plan a Visit to the new premiere elk viewing location in Elk Country, home to the largest elk herd in the Northeastern United States.  Learn about elk, their history, conservation efforts and elk behavior through the seasons

Events In Cameron County


The Cameron County Chamber Of Commerce features a daily calendar of events in the area. From meetings to special events. You can Click to view directly from the Chamber Website

Ridgway-Elk County Chamber Of Commerce


Visit the Chamber website for details on Elk County and upcoming events. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


River 98.9 Events


Family Day At Sandy Beach Planned For May 2nd


Cameron County Storm Sign-Up May 8th and 9th


Annual ECC Basketball Camp Scheduled For June


Vacation Bible School Scheduled For June At Shiloh Presbyterian Church



Funeral Report


We update our Funeral Report Each Day. Obituaries and funeral arrangements.. Click Here

Community Calendar


List of community events and meetings, updated on a daily basis.



Adopt A Pet


There are so many dogs and cats looking for a home in our area. CLICK to view all of our adoptable pets from the Elk County Humane Society.




Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church


Listen For Sunday Morning Worship Services From Shiloh Presbyterian Church In St. Marys, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On The River 98.9...CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


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